Tag Archives: substance abuse

CADCA National Leadership Forum

CADCA’s National Leadership Forum will be held February 6-9 at the Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. This four-day conference will focus on the latest strategies to fight substance abuse, and will feature nationally known experts and policymakers. …

Majority of Doctors Return to Practice Within a Few Years of Addiction Treatment

A new study finds a majority of doctors who are treated for addiction return to work within a few years of treatment. Surgeons have similar success rates compared with other types of physicians. …

Volunteering and Helping Others Reduces Risk of Substance Use in Rural Adolescents

Teenagers living in rural areas who regularly volunteer and help others are less likely than their peers, who don’t often engage in these activities, to drink or use drugs as young adults, a new study suggests. …

Background of Formal Religious Practice Helps Teens Get More Out of 12-Step Programs

Teens entering 12-step substance abuse programs with a background in formal religious practices have better outcomes than those without a similar experience in religion, a new study suggests. …

Two Teen Musicians in Drug Treatment Win 2012 GRAMMY Experience

Two teenagers who wrote a song about their experience in drug treatment have won the MusiCares and GRAMMY Foundation's Teen Substance Abuse Awareness through Music Contest. …

Substance Use is Widespread Among Native American, White and Mixed-Race Youth

A new study finds widespread substance abuse among Native American, mixed-race and white teenagers. …

Treatment of Substance Use Disorders, Mental Illness Varies Among Veterans

The type of care veterans receive for substance use disorders and mental illness varies around the country, according to a new study. …

Technology Shows Promise in Substance Use Prevention and Treatment

Computer programs and applications for cell phones and other mobile devices are increasingly popular as tools for prevention and treatment of substance use disorders. …

African-American Women More Likely Than Men to Stick With Substance Abuse Counseling

A new study finds African-American women are more likely than men to stay with a type of substance abuse counseling called Motivational Enhancement Therapy. However, the women’s substance abuse issues continued, UPI reports. …

An Average of 15.6 Years Elapses Between First Substance Use and Treatment

A study of people admitted for substance abuse treatment for the first time has found they waited an average of 15.6 years to seek help from the time they initially used the substance. …